This is only my second short film that I have reviewed for this site and I’m glad to say that this is my second pleasant surprise. The backbone of this short film revolves around the superhero world turned upside down with a touch of X -steria(not a real word) thrown in.
We tend to think of Super Heroes as either good or evil , respected or feared. What if that respect and fear was gone? If using their powers meant death or imprisonment? if society hated them but no longer had a reason to fear them……they’d pick up rocks for a living. That’s what they’d do. They’d do menial work which in no way gave them any kind of status in society.
So for the 4%…..that’s what they do. Treated like illegals in their own country.
More recent news on this venture came courtesy of the Fine folks at Deadline.They state that XYZ films has acquired International sales rights to code 8.They also state Steven Amell is in the short film……and he is not.
Below is also the link to the Indiegogo fund raiser that has garnered over $1.7 million towards the budget for the film so far.
Please check the short film out. It’s well worth it for the acting, cinematography ,and very real near future of drones .
Robbie & Stephen Amell’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Code 8’ Ramps Up With XYZ Films Deal – Berlin
Folks, I’m not sure what to think of this movie yet. HOWEVER, I just learned today that it appears Patrick Stewart will be doing some voice work in it so the premise just became a bit more interesting.
If you’ve ever seen American dad or the Simpsons(Who hasn’t really?) you know Patrick Stewart has done some very funny voice over work .The Film also stars Steven Wright ,T.J Miller and James Corden.
Oh, and Patrick Stewart plays fecal matter….poop….yes…world renowned stage actor…..playing a turd. How can I not see this now?
Release date is Aug.4th /2017
If you look closely at the blurry image above you will see that beside the large R are the words, Some Disturbing Violence. Interesting is it not?
DC has success with R-rated material especially with the commercial success of the Killing Joke that they will attempt it again. This time around with Justice League Dark. The interesting part for me personally is that Matt Ryan the actor from the TV series Constantine is providing the voice for Constantine in the film. Jason O’Mara will return to voice Batman, Tomb Raider mo-cap actress Camilla Luddington will voice Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro will voice Deadman, Ray Chase will voice Jason Blood/Etrigan, Jerry O’Connell will return to voice Superman, and Rosario Dawson will return as the voice Wonder Woman.
DC animation does have a excellent track record with their animated films and I don’t expect that to change with this feature.
What do you think? Does DC have another hit on their hands?
Source: IGN, Youtube
Paramount Pictures released the first full length trailer for the coming live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. I watched this trailer twice and I do plan on watching it again. Visually this is one hell of a film. Director Rupert Sanders created some amazing eye candy.
Scarlett Johansson talked with Collider and gave some insight into the character she is playing.
“You can’t rip it off the page, it’s totally different. You’re playing it as a – it’s not really a person, but it’s a human brain, it’s someone who’s having this life experience. Which is very different from just ripping stuff off from the manga. One thing that will be very different probably is we’re not making the Frank Miller world where those graphic novels come to life. We have kind of the iconic iconography of the Manga and stuff, but I think people will be surprised at the gritty kind of realness of this. For a person that doesn’t have a heart, it has a lot of heart, I think.”
Ghost in the Shell is set to be released March 31st, 2017.
Source: Geek Tryrant, Collider
Not sure why I didn’t make this connection before. Bang up job on the execution….
FUNimation Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to “Your Name,” the animation sensation that is currently riding high at the Japanese box office. The film has topped the Japanese chart for nine consecutive weekends and now stands on a cumulative total of $157 million. That makes it the fifth highest grossing film of all time at the Japan……
via Japanese Animation Hit ‘Your Name’ Sells to FUNimation for U.S. — Variety
Tonight, Fox’s long-running animated powerhouse The Simpsons joins a very exclusive club of U.S. scripted primetime shows when its 600th episode, “Treehouse of Horror XXVII” airs. How rare is this club? The only other scripted primetime show to reach 600 episodes is Gunsmoke, which ran for 20 seasons on CBS from 1955 to 1975. No…
via ‘The Simpsons’ Closes In On ‘Gunsmoke’ Record With Tonight’s 600th Episode — Deadline